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Big Ten Pro Late Models & Modifieds Headline Fallen Heroes Night

Friday Night Show To Honor Fallen Heroes Of The Military

Charron’s Auto Repair presents the Annual Intrepid Fallen Heroes Night at Lincoln IL Fallen Heroes FlyerSpeedway this coming Friday, June 25.  In addition to racing in six different divisions, there will be a special pre-race ceremony featuring bagpipes, color guard, flag ceremony, and rendition of the national anthem.  Throughout the night, American flags will be handed out to those in attendance and other giveaways including t-shirts will take place.

Leading the list of divisions this Friday night is the Midwest Big Ten Series Pro Late Model class.  Two events have been run so far this season, one at Lincoln Speedway and one at Macon, the two tracks in the Big Ten doubleheader this weekend.  New Berlin, IL driver Nick Bauman has claimed both victories so far this season.  Clinton, IL driver Roben Huffman is second in points with two third place finishes.  Jake Little, Andy Minett, and Matt Taylor complete the top five in the standings.

The Midwest Technical Institute UMP Modified division has been a great class for Lincoln Speedway for years and that has continued this season.  The division point runner-up, Ray Bollinger, out of Kewanee, IL, is the leader of the UMP Modified national standings.  Bollinger won the first three races at the track this season, while last year’s point champion, Brian Lynn of Mason City, IL has won the last two features.  Lynn now leads the Lincoln standings by 16 over Bollinger.  Allen Weisser, who is third in national standings, is third in the track points as well.  Curt Rhodes and Alan Crowder complete the top five in standings.

The highest car counts this season have come from the POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets presented by Nutech Seed.  Champaign, IL driver, Patrick Bruns currently leads the national POWRi standings and is fifth in the Lincoln Speedway points.  Bruns has one win at Lincoln and five elsewhere, while local point leader, Andy Baugh, of Mason City, IL, has taken two of the four feature victories.  Chet Gehrke won the most recent D-II event during POWRi SPEEDWEEK.  Baugh is followed in the local standings by Tyler Vantoll, Adam Taylor, Mitchell Davis, and the aforementioned Bruns.  The Conklin Agrovantage Front Row Challenge this Friday night will be worth $700 to the first driver who starts at the tail and wins the feature event.

For the first time this season, the UMP B-Mods will be in action.  Competitors from all across central Illinois are expected to attend, with this being their first of two chances to run Lincoln this season.  The event will be a great opportunity to garner additional UMP points and see drivers from Macon, Spoon River, Peoria, Highland, and others.

Friday night will mark the second event at Lincoln for the Sportsman this season.  Timmy Dick, from Monticello, IL won the first race earlier this season, while Scott Landers, Tim Bedinger, Jerry Myers, and Jeremy Nichols finished off the top five.

Rounding out Lincoln Speedway’s divisions for Friday is the UMP Hornet class.  The division, which has seen a jump in car count this year will have some extra bonuses on the line this weekend, as a bonus point fund has been set up between Lincoln Friday and Macon Saturday, that will give the highest two day point finishers $100, $50, $25, and $25.  Matthew Mackey leads the points by six over Jerad Matherly.  Last year’s champion, Cook Crawford, sits third in the standings, while Bob Sanders and Mike Eskew are fourth and fifth.  None of the top five have claimed victories this season, but that could all change on Friday night.  Adam Webb and Oscar Tipsword have taken this year’s checkered flags.

Pit gates open Friday at 4:00, grandstands at 5:00, competitor pill draw ends at 6:00, hotlaps begin at 6:20, and racing will take the green at 7:00.  Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, 1/2 price for retired and active military with proper military ID, and kids 11 and under are free.

For more information on the track, follow Lincoln Speedway online at www.lincolnspeedwayil.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LincolnILSpeedway), and Twitter (@LincolnILSpdwy).  Updates are also available by calling the Track Enterprises office at 217-764-3200.

Lincoln Speedway is located at the Logan County Fairgrounds, in Lincoln, IL.  The physical address is 1408 Short 11th St., Lincoln, IL 62656.  Lincoln Speedway races a number of UMP classes as well as specials on a near bi-weekly schedule of Friday and Sunday evenings.

CURRENT STANDINGS (TOP 10’s)

UMP Pro Late Models

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 B1 Nick Bauman 178 0
2 38J Jake Little 170 8
3 33H Roben Huffman 160 18
4 11E Brandon Eskew 148 30
5 24T Matt Taylor 148 30
6 7Z Michael Maestus 126 52
7 1M Andy Minett 126 52
8 55H Matt Beadles 92 86
9 9M Melissa Hansmeyer 80 98
10 32M Cody Maguire 78 100

Midwest Technical Institute UMP Modifieds

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 14 Brian Lynn 286 0
2 77 Ray Bollinger 270 16
3 25W Allen Weisser 228 58
4 10 Curt Rhodes 182 104
5 14C Alan Crowder 166 120
6 10A Shawn Vaughn 158 128
7 15L Jim Farley III 154 132
8 10K Kelly Kovski 146 140
9 72A Austin Lynn 142 144
10 32 Donovan Lodge 138 148

POWRi/Illini D-II Midgets Presented By Nutech Seed

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 6B Andy Baugh 224 0
2 30T Tyler Vantoll 188 36
3 7 Adam Taylor 184 40
4 56 Mitchell Davis 174 50
5 10B Patrick Bruns 172 52
6 0A Hunter Lane 166 58
7 51R Gedd Ross 158 66
8 10C Max Pozsgai 142 82
9 2 Austin Archdale 132 92
10 10R Jack Routson 126 98

UMP Hornets

Pos Car Driver Points Gap
1 01 Matthew Mackey 168 0
2 J4 Jerad Matherly 162 6
3 64CK Cook Crawford 128 40
4 3 Bob Sanders 128 40
5 21 Mike Eskew 126 42
6 20 Torry Lyons 126 42
7 40 Adam Webb 120 48
8 84 Alex O’Donoghue 110 58
9 G6 Thad Gee 94 74
10 11Z Oscar Tipsword 80 88

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